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Second stage of China’s long March 5B rocket might fall into Pacific Ocean on Sunday

Washington/UNI: The second stage of China's Long March 5B heavy-lift carrier rocket launched with the main module for the country's orbital station last month is expected to fall in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, according to the latest predictions from the US Air Force.

UN forum examines how to make science and technology work better for all

New York: Harnessing the full potential of science and technology for the benefit of all people, everywhere, is the focus of a two-day virtual meeting convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which opened on Tuesday.

Indian astronomers track supernova explosion to one of the hottest kind of stars

New Delhi: Indian astronomers have tracked a rare supernova explosion and traced it to one of the hottest kind of stars called Wolf–Rayet stars or WR stars.

Jammu and Kashmir: NIT Srinagar hosts interactive session on Nanoelectronics

Srinagar: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Thursday organized an interactive session on ‘Indian Nanoelectronics User program for NIT faculties and Research scholars’ by Prof. Neeraj Khare, Coordinator Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT).

Inventions boom in ‘assistive tech’ offers wider benefits for all

New York: Rapid growth in innovations that are designed to help people overcome their disabilities could soon offer a fix to all manner of mobility, sight and other difficulties, UN patent experts WIPO said on Tuesday.

ISRO’s breakthrough demonstration of free-space QKD over 300 m

Chennai/UNI: For the first time in the country, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully demonstrated free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 m.

NASA astronauts return to ISS after completing almost 7-hour spacewalk

Washington/Sputnik: US astronauts Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins have now returned to the International Space Station (ISS) after completing a spacewalk for technical and maintenance tasks, NASA said.

A machine that grabs waste plastic and shreds it to hit Indian roads soon!

Bengaluru: An innovative machine designed by a team of six final year engineering students that gathers waste plastic is slated to hit Indian roads soon! 

ISRO launches PSLV-C51 carrying Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites

Sriharikota/IBNS: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday successfully blasted off its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C51 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota a little before 10.30 am.

Launch rehearsal completed, ISRO ready for PSLV-C51 mission on Feb 28

Chennai/UNI : In its first mission this year and the first dedicated commercial mission for the newly formed NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), PSLV-C51 will launch the 637 kg Brazillian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18-co-passenger satellites from the SDSC SHAR Range, Sriharikota, on February 28.

Elon Musk's Starlink broadband service to cover most of the earth by 2022

New York/IBNS : Elon Musk has confirmed a speed boost of around 300mbps and latency reduction to around 20ms of Starlink satellite broadband service which is being tested by his company SpaceX.

Indian American scientist Swati Mohan leads NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover touchdown

New Delhi/IBNS : Indian American scientist Swati Mohan, who led the guidance, navigation, and control operations of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover, trended throughout Friday, as she confirmed the successful landing of the rover on the red planet at around 3:55 PM Eastern Time (2055 GMT) the day before.

NASA's Perseverance Rover lands on Mars in search of ancient microbial life

Washington/Sputnik: NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover landed on the Red Planet on Thursday, surviving a perilous 7-minute descent suspended by cables in the final minutes from a saucer-shaped spacecraft that slowed the plunge to walking speed before releasing the six-wheeled robot.

UAE's Hope Probe sends first image of Mars

Dubai/IBNS: UAE's "Hope" probe has sent the first image of Mars the national space agency said Sunday, after it entered the atmosphere of the red planet on Tuesday.

NASA appoints Indian-American Bhavya Lal as its acting chief of staff 

Washington: NASA on Tuesday named Indian-American Bhavya Lal as the agency's new acting chief of staff.